Add a dose of instant style to any outfit by adding a gorgeous brooch. There are so many beautiful pins and brooches out there to choose from. Choose a bold statement-making brooch (a la Carrie from Sex and the City), or choose a smaller, more classic vintage brooch.
I found a lovely selection of vintage brooches at Trunk Show Chic, one of my new favorite websites for affordable jewelry.
With prices starting at $15, you can find a cute brooch to spice up your Fall outfits. And brooches are also handy to tighten a dress that’s too big. Watch this video on YouTube.com to see Rachel Zoe demonstrate how to fix a dress that’s a few sizes too large with a simple brooch.
The nice thing about a stylish brooch is that it’s versatile. You can wear it as a hairclip, you can pin it to the bottom of a skirt, you can even wear it on a chain to create your own necklace. I like using vintage brooches to add style to a simple black dress, spice up a boring jacket, or even to secure my pashminas or other scarves.
I had a boring looking handbag that I really liked the size of, but it was just plain. So I added a cool antique brooch to it that I picked up at a thrift store. It had cool little gems dangling off it and sparkly crystals. It turned a boring bag into a really unique handbag that I get compliments on all the time!
What do you think? Would you wear a brooch?